Industry Critics Blast ‘Tremendously Unfunded’ CMS Nursing Home Staffing Mandate, Warn of Severe Access Issues

As the nursing home industry finally gets a first look at the long-awaited proposed minimum staffing mandate released early Friday, leaders across the sector say that its most critical aspects deal with implementation timing, a “good faith” provision, and requirements for registered nurses (RNs). As it stands, the proposed rule has major implications for access […]

Nursing Home Costs Jump 2.4% in July, Increase Not Seen Since 1997 BLS Data

Nursing home costs skyrocketed in July, up 2.4% compared to June, along with adult day services – it’s the biggest monthly increase seen since 1997, while overall consumer prices were up 0.2% month over month. That’s according to the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase may be […]

Data Doesn’t Lie: Current Pace Sets Nursing Home Workforce Recovery Back to 2027

Year-end 2022 data puts the nursing home workforce shortage in “stark perspective,” as slow job growth is pitted against regulatory updates and looming staffing mandates. That’s according to the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The aging services organization on Thursday released an analysis of data published by the Bureau […]

Nursing Home Leaders Not Likely to See Staffing Levels Recover Until 2026

Nursing home leaders looking to return to pre-pandemic staffing levels may have to wait at least four years should the industry maintain its modest pace of recovery. That’s according to a new report released Monday by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Based on the nursing home sector’s average […]